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Xtalic Scientists Reveal New Findings About Ionic Liquid Plating

At the Electrochemical Society Conference this fall, Xtalic scientists, Dr. Jane Freydina and Dr. Josh Abbott, have described the details of reduction-oxidation reactions in ionic liquid plating. Ionic liquids can be used to electrodeposit metals that are otherwise difficult to plate in the presence of water.  Dr. Freydina and Dr. Abbott have provide insight into [...]

October 6, 2016|

Xtalic Gains Traction with Luna® USB: The Immersion Corrosion Solution For Waterproof Smartphone USB-C Connectors

Nanostructured metal alloys outperform traditional metals XTALIC introduced LUNA® USB earlier this year as a newly engineered connector plating technology that uses Xtalic nanostructured metal alloys to provide USB-C connectors with superior immersion corrosion protection. Today the Xtalic team is accelerating many key smartphone OEM qualification programs as well as the manufacturing footprint in Asia [...]

June 30, 2016|

Nano-Al for Lightweight Automotive Sheet

Technology thought-leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. this week to take a deep dive into the cutting edge materials science that is used to improve fuel economy in automobiles. Xtalic will present our work entitled High-Strength Electroformed Nanostructured Aluminum for Lightweight Automotive Applications. This work is part of a $5M research award from the United [...]

June 7, 2016|

Xtalic Showcases New Technologies at Aerospace Conference

Xtalic will showcase existing and developing technologies at the 27th AeroMat Conference and Exposition. During this world leading aerospace materials conference, we will present the fundamental technology on which the Xtalic product portfolio is based. Conference attendees will see some of our new manufacturing approaches, which enable super-lightweight materials. Rose Roy, Materials Engineer at Xtalic, [...]

May 17, 2016|

Nanocrystalline Silver Alloy

Thanks again to Dr. Bob for adding his insights to recently published papers covering nanostructured metal contact finishes including LUNA.

April 25, 2016|

Silver Contact Platings

We are pleased that nanostructured metal alloys have caught the interest and attention of Dr. Bob Mroczkowski, one of the leading experts in connector design and performance.

April 20, 2016|

Marlborough firm develops tech for waterproof smartphones

Our good neighbors here in Massachusetts are sharing some of our excitement is qualifying our new LUNA ® contact finish solution for USBc and other electrical connectors. Our thanks to the WBJ for picking this up.

April 15, 2016|

Xtalic joins LIFT

Xtalic recently joined the LIFT consortium (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) to further develop expertise in high strength, lightweight aluminum alloy coatings.  Xtalic is working with consortium partners to develop coating technology to improve both strength and corrosion performance.

April 11, 2016|

XTALIC INTRODUCES LUNA® USB: THE NOVEL USB-C CONNECTOR SOLUTION THAT ENABLES WATERPROOF SMARTPHONES

Nanostructured metal alloys outperform traditional metals LUNA® USB is a newly engineered connector plating technology that uses Xtalic nanostructured metal alloys to provide USB-C connectors with superior corrosion protection. A complete waterproofing solution for any mobile device requires a high level of corrosion resistance on the connector contacts. Exposure of the plug or the mobile [...]

March 31, 2016|

Xtalic debuts LUNA®: the key to a complete mobile waterproofing solution at Mobile World Congress

Higher performing, lower cost replacement for gold on electrical contact surfaces Xtalic is presenting LUNA®, a new nanostructured metal alloy that outperforms gold as a contact finish on connectors to deliver significant savings. LUNA meets all critical performance standards for a contact finish, including EIA 364 and other standards, and significantly outperforms gold in challenging [...]

February 16, 2016|